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Just when you thought cams couldn't get better, Black Diamond brings out the C4 Camalots.

The Black Diamond Camalot has been the go-to camming device for more than a decade. So how do you make it better? You give it an even bigger expansion range, you make it 30% lighter than before, and you add a thumb loop to make one-handed placements seriously easy. The new design is so good that two of the half sizes were eliminated because they're no longer needed. The Camalot C4s have won award after award and have become the standard for any serious climbers building up a rack. Whether you're freeing big walls in Yosemite or sending splitters in the Creek, this cam has everything you need.

  • Camalot is 30% lighter than the previous model
  • Double-stem design allows full strength when placed passively
  • Wide expansion range means you need to carry less pieces to cover the ranges
  • Thumb loop makes placement easier and provides an additional clip-in for aiding
  • Color-coded for quick identification
  • Click sizing chart link for range, strength, and weight info
  • Best in Gear award from Rock and Ice

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Where are the cams made?

Responded on

Our current inventory is made in China, where they have been made for the last few years. BD is currently moving production from overseas to Salt Lake City, UT but they will not be available right away.

5 5

Gold Standard

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

These cams are the standard for a reason - smooth action, burly double axle that gives more security and range, and has the right amount of stiffness/flex in the stem. I also prefer them to the u-shaped cams because they fit in weird spaces more easily

5 5

The Standard

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

The C4 has a smooth double axle desgin that performs well when dirty and has a great range. I couldn't be happier. They are ubiquitous for a reason.

Vaporlock, made in China, dint use... Except maybe as accessory biner. 2 bunches of hoodwires, made in China, kept in closet. 2 size 1 bd cams from amongst other 'sheep,' clip in or nail rope to wall? But thats not the qeustion, if im having to back up every cam placed, why not just pay more for just one? Could you specify the country of make of the products sold please? Discount or not!

Responded on

Hey John,

I'm not sure I fully understand your questions.

When you say you're having to "back up every cam" are you meaning that at each placement you're plugging two cams? If that is the case, you might want to consider your plcaements and whether the cams are in a sound placement and if the rock is adequate for a placement. Not ever crack or feature can or should accept a cam placement.

There have been and will be times where placing two cams next two each other is necessary, I personally do that for really small cams that are closer to being aid pieces rather than pieces rated for a true lead fall. Example, when I was down in the Creek, I had a partner place two cams right at the start because of how steep the slope was that we were climbing on. The pieces ended up being a Master Cam #3 (Orange) and a BD C4 #0.4 that was just a tad small for the crack.

These cams use to be made in China at a Black Diamond factory but the production was moved back to the USA here in Salt Lake City, UT. The price recently went up when BD moved production back here.

Shoot me an email anytime you have questions!

Jared D.
Expert Gearhead
801.736.4336
jdowns@backcountry.com

5 5

Best cam's ever made

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I inherited a lot of gear when I started climbing a few years ago, but I always reach for the Camalot's when the going gets desperate. They always inspire confidence, no matter the size.

5 5

Price Increase Beta

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Hi Backcountry customers! Just wanted to reach out and explain the price increase for the Camalots a little bit. After connecting with Black Diamond and getting the good word they have decided to move all production of one of their flagship products from China back to the US. All of the components were always milled/machined by them but the final assembly was done in China. They felt that making the investment to bring all production back in house would be good for the company and good for the greater Salt Lake City community by creating jobs for locals. Hoping that we can all continue to support such a great company even with the price increase.

5 5

BD Cams

  • Gender: Male
  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Springy and holds falls. I guess they are pretty good ;)

BD Cams
Racking up with the Best!

Racking up with the Best!

C4 cams coupled with the X4. Black Diamond has it on point, making some of the most bomber climbing gear on the planet .

BD Cams

BD Cams

Not many better feelings then plugging a #2 in after a runout section of 0.2s and brass nuts! So bomber!

#2 - Lobes

#2 - Lobes

Jared D.
Expert Gearhead
800.409.4502 ext 4055
jdowns@backcountry.com

Climbing is Dangerous!

Climbing is Dangerous!

Jared D.
Expert Gearhead
800.409.4502 ext 4055
jdowns@backcountry.com

#2 - Trigger Detail

#2 - Trigger Detail

Jared D.
Expert Gearhead
800.409.4502 ext 4055
jdowns@backcountry.com

#2 - Showing Range

#2 - Showing Range

Jared D.
Expert Gearhead
800.409.4502 ext 4055
jdowns@backcountry.com

#2 - Open

#2 - Open

Jared D.
Expert Gearhead
800.409.4502 ext 4055
jdowns@backcountry.com

5 5

BD C4, simple yet so solid!

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I would have to say these are my favorite large sized cams! Their simple sturdy design works flawlessly every time I place them. They are lighter weight then older gen., the thumb loop makes it super easy for quick placements and aid attachments , they have a great range, and are a long time award winning camming device. I own C4 cams in sizes 1-5 but I prefer the X4s when it comes to smaller sizes. A fantastic cam that I can rely on!

BD C4, simple yet so solid!
5 5

Had to supplement my #0.5-3 package

  • Gender: Male
  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

The first package I had was not enough for offwidth cracks or super thin cracks. I found the #4, 5, .4, .3, perfect Camalots for these needs. Camalot's are addicting. Don't buy one without expecting it to make you want to buy another.

Had to supplement my #0.5-3 package